"Students who placed into the University of California at Irvine’s remedial math class sometimes felt like they started their college careers in a hole. To avoid that, the university moved the course online in 2012, allowing students to take it before their other courses, even if they weren’t on campus."—Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education
WHY THIS MATTERS:
When connections are forged among online students, trust will be built and they will have more meaningful learning experiences. This Chronicle installment details the innovative strategies used by one professor to build community for distance learners.